Gift Fragrance: Buy for yourself, buy for someone else

best perfume 2013 Marc Jacobs Daisy Roses de Chloe

best perfume 2013 Marc Jacobs Daisy Roses de Chloe

{The Perfume Edit}

Yes, the gift of fragrance is absolutely a personal one but when you know who you’re buying for, it makes it all the more fun, doesn’t it? Being a beauty addict makes things a little more fun though – satisfy more than one personality, that’s what I say.

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These five fragrances are a personification of the different sides of me that need tending to. After all, isn’t that what a fragrance is for? Adding a little scented sensuality in to a girl’s life?

Fresh Life Perfume

{So fresh and so clean}

Fresh Life, is for the girl that hates those warm, vanilla scents. Gift this gentle and clean perfume to the girl that likes to step outside of the mainstream fragrance trends. The girlfriend that I know would love this is sporty but sassy and sexy. She’s a real chameleon so you can’t over-complicate a perfume.

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{The University girl}

I fell in love with this fragrance roughly six years ago whilst in awe of a classy roommate of mine. She was eastern european and made of money but she never showed off. She was so softly spoken and so well put together. Marc Jacobs’ Daisy is the fragrance that completes the classiest of women with a dry down that wouldn’t overwhelm the smallest of creatures. Utterly delicate.

Notes: Strawberry, Violet Leaves, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Gardenia, Violet Petals, Jasmine Petals, Musk, Vanilla, White Woods.

Miss Dior perfume

{My mum comes with me every where – Miss Dior}

I know I’m not the only one who does this. I miss my mum so much I sometimes wear her perfume just to be reminded of her. This scent reminds me of the times we shared on a summer vacation years ago. I know women of all ages that enjoy this vibrant fragrance.

Go for this if you know your girl is hooked by a fruity top note with a floral dry down.

Notes: Italian Mandarin Essence, Egyptian Jasmine Absolute, Indonesian Patchouli Essence.

Roses de Chloe

{The one, The Romantic}

This fragrance is everything I’m in love with right now. It’s feminine, it’s dainty it’s soft and it’s pretty. It’s for the girl that falls in love with everything around her.

Roses de Chloe is a perfume that’s soft and powdery with a hint of sweet flower. the best way to describe this? As tender as a petal. Quite honestly, I just want to bathe in it.

Notes: bergamot, damascena rose essence, magnolia accord, white musk and amber

Tom Ford Violet Blonde

{The Money Maker}

Sure, this one isn’t for every one. It may even be a deterrent to most for the simple fact that it featured those intense, opulent notes. An extravagant gift at $80 for 30ml of juice but the price is reflective of the ingredients. Complicated, strong and bold, this is for a woman that already has a library of perfume.

Notes: Violet Leaf Absolute, Italian Mandarin, Baie Rose, Tuscan Orris Absolute, Tuscan Orris Butter, Jasmin Sambac, Sampaquita, Benzoin, Cedarwood, Vetiver Absolute, Musk, Soft Suede

If you had to pick one?



  1. niamh moloney
    December 5, 2013 / 12:32 am

    its really lovely you have someything so nice to remind you of your mother

  2. OPI Addict
    December 4, 2013 / 1:49 am

    The Chloe bottle is just too adorable!

  3. December 4, 2013 / 1:48 am

    That’s 4 out of 5 perfume on my list… I try to control myself though because I NEVER finish one hahaha

    • December 4, 2013 / 2:19 am

      Haha totally agree. That’s why you should only purchase 50ml!

  4. December 3, 2013 / 10:10 pm

    The Roses de Chloe scent is just breathtakingly rosy and soft. It’s perfect for anyone who can get overwhelmed (or nauseated…in other words) by heavier scents. I have a sample size of it and it’s a beaut! I’m nearing the end of my bottle of Chloe (Chloe Regs, if you will) and your picks here sound like must-sniff material for my next fragrance purchase! Thanks, Remalu! 😉

    • December 4, 2013 / 2:18 am

      I TOTALLY agree, It’s so light I’ve been wearing it to bed as well. Just love it so much. It’s incredibly feminine. Kristen, I always enjoy your comments thanks SO much for engaging!

      • February 26, 2014 / 4:22 am

        So….3 months later and I’m responding! That’s the sad state of affairs my email inbox is in – but that’s another story! I just wanted to say how much your comment meant to me both then and now! Big hugs to you, Rema! Nothin’ but love!

  5. December 3, 2013 / 6:44 pm

    Love love love Violet Blonde! I almost bought Daisy once. So pretty. I really need to explore Chloe since that’s my daughter’s name! I don’t think I have ever even sniffed Miss Dior! 😮

    • December 4, 2013 / 2:20 am

      There are so many types of Chloe now. Love Chloe was one I rushed in to prematurely. Bought it at an airport because I loved it. Sprayed it on my sweater before the plane then it was 7 hours of HELL. Needless to say by the end of that flight I returned the fragrance…but anyway, Roses is something entirely different. So delicate I’d be surprised to find someone that hates it. I thought the damasc rose would be overpowering but it’s perfect.

  6. Icaria
    December 3, 2013 / 12:54 pm

    Oh I just must sample Chloé! I just love roses and this one seems lovely to remind us that spring will come! I got a cute mini of Miss Dior and love it! My mom used to wear it and so did I ages ago. A nice blast from the past. 🙂

    • December 4, 2013 / 2:16 am

      Ahh isn’t it so nice when you love the perfume your mum wore? So heartwarming 🙂 and the Chloe…I just can’t. I love it so much I’m wearing it to bed haha.

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